Day: June 29, 2017


Ice free regions on Antarctica to increase over next several decades

Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice, also known as ice-free regions, will most likely increase over the course of next few decades, a new study has suggested. The increase in ice-free areas will be as much as 25 per cent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in

Baking activity, baking

Get your kids involved in baking from early age, experts suggest

Baking is an art and while professionals spend years mastering it, children can start getting involved with baking at an early age to learn a number of things from it, experts suggest. Experts are of the opinion that through baking children can experiment with new flavours as well as learn about new ingredients by taste

Facebook, social network, social media

Facebook fights hate speech with 66,000 post removals per week

Facebook has been aggressively working towards making its platform a clean place devoid of hate speech and while it is not entirely possible, the steps it is taking are noteworthy. In a statement, Facebook said that over the past two months, it has removed roughly 66,000 posts on average per week that were identified as hate

lava helium

Windows 10 laptop Lava Helium 14 costs just $230

India’s home grown smartphone company Lava has ventured into the computing business by joining hands with Microsoft and Intel to launch its first laptop – Helium 14 – that is expected to cost just Rs 14,999 ($230). Helium 14 has already been made available exclusively on Flipkart, and will soon be available at select retail stores and

Sleep, Night Shift

Night shifts reduces body’s ability to repair DNA damage

Working during nights aka night sifts might not be the best thing to do as a new study has found that working during night or working late regularly reduces your body’s ability to repair DNA damage. According to scientists, night shifts suppress the production of ‘sleep hormone’ melatonin. Scientists have also found that in a

Microsoft stream

Microsoft Stream video service available commercially

Microsoft has made its Microsoft Stream video service available commercially thereby offering organizations around the world a platform on which they can host their internal videos as well as collaborate. Microsoft Steam is being described as an “enterprise video service that enhances collaboration and productivity for business users across an organisation”. The Windows 10 maker

old person

India isn’t a country for the old

A new study has shown that despite being the second most populous country in the world, every second an elderly person suffers from loneliness. The study titled ‘Changing Needs & Rights of Older People in India’ is based on a sample size of 15,000 older people. The report notes that 47.49 per cent elderly people in India